Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies

Web Resources

The links listed below may be of assistance to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of who we are as a Catholic University in the Franciscan tradition. The resources may also provide valuable materials for faculty members who wish to integrate the Catholic and Franciscan tradition into courses. Many of the websites include online publications. Please observe appropriate copyright guidelines when sharing and/or duplicating articles.

Please contact the Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies for assistance in integrating into courses any aspect of the Catholic Franciscan tradition. The Francis and Clare Library contains many excellent resources. Other titles can be purchased as needed.

Anyone who wishes a basic introduction to Francis and Clare of Assisi will find numerous books in the Francis and Clare Library. A recent book entitled Francis of Assisi: Performing the Gospel Life by Lawrence Cunningham (2004) includes a helpful commentary on books related to Francis and Clare and their followers.

** Resource links are provided for the user's convenience. By providing these links, the Neumann Institute does not necessarily endorse these web sites, their content, or their sponsoring organizations.

On the Catholic Tradition

On the Franciscan Tradition

On Social Justice, Care of Creation, and Peacemaking

On Prayer

On Spirituality and the College Student

On Service Learning

Information on Lay Involvement in the Franciscan Mission


On the Catholic Tradition

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
http://www.accunet.org/

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
http://www.ajcunet.edu/

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
http://www.usccb.org/index.shtml

From Franciscan Media
http://franciscanmedia.org

On the Franciscan Tradition

From the Commission on the Retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition
http://www.franciscantradition.org

Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities
http://www.franciscancollegesuniversities.org/

Digital Franciscans
http://www.digitalfranciscans.com/

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
http://www.osfphila.org/

Franciscans International
http://www.franciscansinternational.org/

Franciscan Federation
http://www.franfed.org/

On Social Justice, Care of Creation, and Peacemaking

Catholic Identity
http://www.accunet.org/About-Catholic-Higher-Ed-Catholic-Intellectual-Tradition

Catholic Social Teaching
http://www.accunet.org/CST

Catholic Relief Services
http://crscollege.org/

A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
http://www.networklobby.org/

Education for Peace and Justice (contact Neumann Library or Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies to obtain password)
http://www.educationforjustice.org

Franciscan Action Network
http://www.franciscanaction.org/

Annotated bibliography of websites related to Peacemaking
http://www.neumann.edu/mission/nifs/sites_peacemaking.asp

Websites related to Care of Creation
http://www.neumann.edu/mission/nifs/WebResourcesCareOfCreation.pdf

Guide to Religion and Ethics Newsweekly Videos
http://www.neumann.edu/mission/nifs/ReligionAndEthics.pdf

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (This website will lead to many other excellent resources and links)
www.franciscan.org

Sustainability Resources:

Catholic Climate Covenant
http://catholicclimatecovenant.org/resources/

Sustainability Toolkit
http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/upload/sustainability-catholic-higher-ed-toolkit.pdf

On Prayer

Annotated bibliography of websites related to Prayer
http://www.neumann.edu/mission/nifs/sites_prayer.asp

On Spirituality and the College Student

From the Higher Education Research Center of UCLA
http://spirituality.ucla.edu/

On Service Learning

Campus Compact
http://www.compact.org/

National Youth Leadership Council
http://www.nylc.org/

From Miami Dade College
http://www.mdc.edu/cci/resource.asp

Information on Lay Involvement in the Franciscan Mission

Franciscan Volunteers . . . No Risk, No Gain
http://www.osfphila.org/franciscanvolunteers

The Saint Katharine Drexel Region of the Secular Franciscan Order
http://www.skdregion.org/

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia Companions Program
http://www.osfphila.org/companions/about